(Based on 1 Peter)

Salvation of the soul is of supreme importance (thus salvation history). Salvation comes through faith in God and willing obedience to His Word. We discover His Word through grace.

Working against this process is dissipation of the soul through dissolute living, turning away from God and His Word, rejecting grace.

Thus a huge challenge (trials, temptations) is to maintain sobriety, in every form, and channel the passions to faith and obedience to God’s Word.

Now, why God created humanity and faced him with this challenge to begin with is a great mystery, though we try to explain by saying that a saved soul is a reflection of the glory of God.